EXFO Reveals First All-in-One Optical and Ethernet Testing Module

EXFO brings optical and Ethernet testing together to tackle today's mobile network deployment challenges, raising the operational-efficiency bar once again.

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) today announced the release of the FTB-700G Series Optical and Ethernet Testing Modules. By combining Ethernet and optical testing in one module, EXFO has once again set a new benchmark in the evolution of field-testing efficiency, continuing on its legacy of being first-to-market with game-changing solutions such as iOLMEtherSAM and EXFO Connect.

Housed in the powerful FTB-1 handheld field platform, the new FTB-700G Series is the only test solution on the market that integrates all the functionalities needed to effectively validate, activate and troubleshoot all fiber-based mobile infrastructures and the services that run over them.

The FTB-700G Series combines an impressive list of optical tools, including a power meter and a visual fault locator, the powerful iOLM—EXFO's most advanced OTDR-based technology, the next-generation FIP-400B Series fiber inspection probes, as well as a comprehensive array of packet transport testing functionalities up to 10G, e.g. EtherSAM (ITU-T Y 1564), SyncE/1588 PTP, CPRI, OBSAI, and SONET/SDH for complete validation of all SLA parameters.

As fiber and Ethernet become the technologies of choice for mobile network operators, it makes perfect sense that today's field technicians have access to the best solutions from both the optical and Ethernet worlds in order to speed up and simplify the test process.

To effectively increase efficiency and coverage, operators need to deploy new technologies and network configurations, including packet-based networks, fiber-to-the-tower (FTTT) backhaul and fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA), in addition to small cells and remote radio head (RRH). As a result, field technicians need to develop expertise in various fields and be fully equipped to face any situation or technology.

"Improving customer experience while keeping operational expenses under control is a major concern for mobile network operators," said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and Service Assurance Division. "By offering a solution adapted to their reality and challenges, EXFO is empowering today's field technicians to become experts in any given field while ensuring that the job is always done fast and right the first time."

The FTB-700G Series is the one testing solution designed to address the needs of today's mobile network field technicians.

About EXFO
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.

SOURCE: EXFO inc.

For further information:

Marie-Anne Grondin
Corporate Communications
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23417
marie-anne.grondin@EXFO.com 

Vance Oliver
Manager, Investor Relations
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733
vance.oliver@EXFO.com


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